Sunday, November 30, 2008

Can I Recover Christmas?

World War II Christmas, AnnieinaustinMore than a year ago I decided to add some dramatic tension by putting character Caroline through a breakup in late fall, giving her the opportunity to sing a very sad song as she faced Christmas without her love, and giving me the opportunity of writing a very sad song for her to sing. If this were part of the play on a stage it would be Caroline's song, and it would be about a broken romance. But there are many kinds of loss that must be faced when holidays approach, and the video of this song demonstrates that the same lyrics can have more than one set of meanings.